The 2000s marked the advent of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and 2015 saw the launch of another development agenda with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many of these development goals are punctuated by positive actions that are to be welcomed and sustained over time. Through tireless work many international organizations, with the support of industrialized (OECD) countries and the involvement of the South, and South-South cooperation, several MDGs came to an end with gaps still lingering on and this has fed SDGs with unaddressed gaps.

The unachieved and achieved development agenda remains vast and demand further commitment by all development partners to address the gains and sustain the gains. This requires greater involvement on the part of African countries, primarily concerned with the SDGs and the Agenda 2063 through the development of the appropriate capacity both technical and professional to pave the way for improved socio-economic conditions in Africa through job creation and decent employment.

The International Federation of Consular Chambers for Africa (FICA) has built a strategic partnership to develop capacity for Africa. Using the public-private partnership (PPP) approach defined as a voluntary and collaborative business venture which is funded and operated through a partnership of various parties, in which both state and non-state, agree to work together to achieve a common purpose or specific task, and share risks and responsibilities, resources, and benefits.

The starting point is to build of the Excellence for Capacity Development in Africa. The current literature indicates that the following constitute challenges for women and youth empowerment, gender equality, job creation and vocational training for the manpower availability and efficiency for development in Africa.